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October 1849


Niagara Falls

Place of creation


1 watercolour: pencil, watercolour, black chalk and white highlights on blue wove paper; 12.2x18 cm (image); 27x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

A landscape / riverscape depicting a view of the Niagara River Gorge and the American shore from the Canadian shore near the suspension bridge. The water rushes along with a faint mist rising above it. The vegetation and rocks of the far shore have been portrayed in an impressionistic manner while vegetation on the near shore in the foreground has been shown in some detail. Leaning into the scene from the right side is a tree with bare twisted branches.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
99: Closed pending processing
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, and family fonds (R977). Copyright: expired/périmé.

Additional information

Physical description note
Album of Mary Louisa (Lambton) Bruce, page [53].

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: date and title written on the album page; unsigned. Pencil frame drawn with a straight edge.